Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


For the second year in a row, daily bag limits for hatchery summer steelhead will be reduced to one fish per day for the Snake River and tributaries in the Grande Ronde and Imnaha River basins when the season opens on Saturday, Sept. 1. The decision to initially reduce the bag limit corresponds with historically low Columbia River steelhead counts observed in...
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California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over Labor Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Europe and Asia. They multiply quickly, encrust watercraft and infrastructure, alter water quality and the aquatic food web and ultimately impact native and sport fish communities. These mussels spread from one...
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 The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet in Winchester Bay on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 8 a.m. at the Marine Activities Center, Winchester Bay RV Resort, 120 Marina Way. The meeting agenda is available at www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/STEP and includes review of mini-grant application, STEP program planning and program updates. The meeting is open to the public. From 2-6 p.m. on...
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Sport ocean salmon season winding down
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 30, 2018

The finish line is right around the corner for what can best be described as a very unfulfilling recreational salmon season on the North Coast. It began back in June with tons of excitement and optimism — having zero opportunity in 2017 will do that. The year-long hiatus and the fact that roughly 360,000 Klamath River adult kings were said...
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States OK two days of sturgeon fishing above Wauna
by ODFW, AUGUST 30, 2018
Columbia River

Recreational fishermen will have two days in September to get out on the Columbia River to catch and retain white sturgeon under rules approved today by the Oregon and Washington departments of fish and wildlife. The two-day recreational fishery will take place on consecutive Saturdays – Sept. 15 and Sept. 22 – in September. This year’s white sturgeon season is about two...
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ODFW Weekly Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, AUGUST 29, 2018

If your weekend plans don’t include fishing Then you need to make new plans. Because Saturday/Sunday is a Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon – the perfect time to grab a buddy, co-worker, spouse, kid, cousin or in-law and take them fishing with you. They won’t need a license, tag or endorsement, but maybe just a little help from you to get started. Hunting, fishing...
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